Blood donors step forward during pandemic - Brattleboro Reformer

It took just two hours for all 50 slots to be filled for a socially-distanced blood donor drive at the Prouty Center. That’s good because no-one’s holding blood drives at churches or colleges anymore.

"Precautions were taken at the donation site to ensure social distancing. People entering the building got their temperature checked, and the beds and chairs were kept at least 6 feet apart. Heather Angel, a phlebotomist for the American Red Cross, said that during COVID-19, guidelines call for wiping down every bed, every piece of medical equipment, tables and chairs after each person comes into contact with them. Angel talked about how they still need people to donate blood because collections are at their lowest since some sites - such as college campuses that usually house student donors - are no longer open."



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